San Jose Jazz Festival
Business travelers from the world over make their way to San Jose, California for business or conferences. Next month, travelers to the area can enjoy the 19th annual San Jose Jazz Festival. From August 8 to 10, visitors to San Jose can rock out with more than one hundred bands comprising over 1,000 musicians at Caesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose. What a great way to finish up (or start) a week in the area. And an excellent way to entertain your people.
Headliners include David Sanborn, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Summit and Zakir Hussain, the Bill Holman Orchestra, James Hunter, the Shotgun Wedding Hip Hop Symphony, and more.
“This year’s festival is one of the most accessible and affordable events this summer,” says Geoff Roach, Executive Director of San Jose Jazz. “There are sensible transportation options available for local, out-of-state and even out-of-the-country festival goers. And now, with the Guadalupe River trail complete, people from outlying neighborhoods can easily walk or bike to this festival.”
I’ve walked the Guadalupe River Trail, it’s nice. You could find parking near the trail and hoof it. Or just walk over from your hotel. San Jose is also easily accessible from San Francisco by rail.
Tickets to the festival are $10 per day or $25 for a three-day admission pass.
You can purchase tickets online at SanJoseJazz.org.